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  • n. The quality of being missish.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Affectation of the airs of a young miss; primness; silly affectation.


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missish +‎ -ness


  • 'Humph!' said her questioner again, rather disconcerted by the obvious missishness of the answer.

    Robert Elsmere

  • As to Eleanor being kind and familiar, and all that, she always had that sort of sentimental missishness about anything connected with old days.

    Stuart of Dunleath: A Story of Modern Times

  • She hated the missishness of young ladies, and had resolved that when he asked her a plain question she would give him a plain answer.

    Orley Farm

  • "Ach, we'll have none of that missishness between us.

    Hero Come Back


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  • Hey! Hey! It's almost like uselessness!!

    February 24, 2008

  • " missishness, no bridling, no simpering, but no bold over-confidence either: she hit just the right note of friendliness, and Maturin watched her with admiration."

    --Patrick O'Brian, Treason's Harbour, 25

    February 15, 2008